|Idaho's 1st congressional district|
Idaho's 1st congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Population (2018 est.)||912,950|
From statehood in 1890 to the 1910 election, Idaho was represented by a statewide at-large seat. Following the 1910 census, Idaho gained a second House seat; it was first contested in 1912. However, through the 1916 election, both seats were statewide at-large seats. The first election in Idaho with two congressional districts was in 1918.
The 2012 election cycle saw the district remain largely in the shape it has had since the 1950s, encompassing the western third of the state. Historically, it has been reckoned as the Boise district, as it usually included most of the state capital. The latest round of redistricting, however, saw the 1st pushed to the west, shifting almost all of its share of Boise to the 2nd district. A significant increase in population directly west of Boise over the previous decade, in western Ada and Canyon counties, was responsible for the westward shift of the boundary. However, the 1st continues to include most of Boise's suburbs. In Ada County itself, the district continues to include Meridian, Eagle, Kuna and some parts of Boise south of Interstate 84. It also includes the entire northern portion of the state, through the Panhandle.
Recent results in presidential elections
|2000||President||George W. Bush 64.61% - Al Gore 27.59%|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 68.92% - John Kerry 29.53%|
|2008||President||John McCain 60.69% - Barack Obama 35.22%|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 64.9% - Barack Obama 32.2%|
|2016||President||Donald Trump 63.7% - Hillary Clinton 25.4%|
List of members representing the district
|Republican||Butch Otter (Incumbent)||120,743||58.57|
|Republican||Butch Otter (Incumbent)||207,662||69.55|
|Republican||Bill Sali (Incumbent)||115,843||49.94|
|Natural Law||Andy Hedden-Nicely||2,882||1.24|
|Republican||Bill Sali (Incumbent)||171,687||49.39|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Walt Minnick (Incumbent)||102,135||41.28|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Raúl Labrador (Incumbent)||199,402||63.0|
|Republican||Raúl Labrador (Incumbent)||143,580||65.01|
|Republican||Isaac M. Haugen||5,605||8.80|
|Republican||Raúl Labrador (Incumbent)||242,252||68.17|
|Republican||David H. Leroy||15,451||15.6|
|Libertarian||W. Scott Howard||5,435||1.7|
|Constitution||Marvin "Pro-Life" Richardson||3,181||1.0|
|Independent||Michael J. Rath (write-in)||91||0.0|
Historical district boundaries
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- "Census profile: Congressional District 1, ID".
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Adopted Redistricting Plans Archived May 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (accessed February 2, 2012)
- "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results". Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "2012 General Results statewide". Idaho Secretary of State Election Division. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- "May 20, 2014 Primary Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
- "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
- "Official Primary Election Statewide Totals". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- "Nov 08, 2016 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
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- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present